Who We Are
ADRA Kenya is part of a global ADRA network. We were registered in Kenya in 1993 focusing on both development and humanitarian assistance. Our mission is to change the lives of people in need so profoundly, they are able to help themselves and those around them. We implement this mission through our local staff dedicated to 1) focusing on great results, 2) challenging assumptions, 3) desiring the best for the people we work with, and 4) questioning inconsistencies.
We take them very seriously. They define absolutely everything we do – from hiring, communicating, planning and reporting, to designing our website. Here then, are our values, and how we understand them:
- Efficiently (keeps word, timeliness, focus on great results and impact, desires to excel in everything, accountability)
- Honesty (listens well, free to express, admits mistakes, direct, non-political),
- Innovation (solutions and new ideas that prove radically useful, challenges assumptions, desires to simplify),
- Courage (smart risks, not afraid to speak up, questions inconsistencies, takes tough decisions, doesn’t need to be told what to do), and
- Selflessness (best for the organization, helps colleagues, shares openly).
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If you’re interested in working with ADRA Kenya, we’re more interested in who you are than what you do.
SO IT’S IMPORTANT TO US THAT YOU KNOW WHO WE ARE, AND WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO.
We’re a team.
In our business, working in isolation doesn’t cut it. We know it, and you know it. That’s why we’re a team who learns and succeeds together – desiring the best for each other and for the work of our organization.
Let’s be upfront about this – we truly believe honesty is the best policy. Across the organization – from the management to our
We love what we do.
More than just a job, we never take for granted ADRA Kenya’s mission to profoundly change the lives of people in need. This transforms our perspective on the “Why” of our work.
It’s cliché but true: we’re driven to be the best and to achieve the best.
average. Our desire to simplify, be new, surprising and radically useful is becoming our daily mantra.
IF THIS IS WHO YOU ARE, THEN YOU’RE THE PERSON WE’RE LOOKING FOR.
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NOTHING TO HIDE
Transparency and honesty is not about boasting about the lowest overhead.
We exist to change the lives of people in need so profoundly they are able to help themselves and create positive change around them. That is a much grander mission than having the lowest overhead in
as well as finances. Because transparency and honesty should not be limited to finances only, right?
So here you can learn more about how we’re financed, what we spend our money on and how we can improve.
If you have any questions, please drop us a line here
Costs incurred to keep an organization running. It can include office space, water, insurance, transport, electricity – all the nuts and bolts of running an operation.
Co-financing simply means multiple partners putting in funding to get a project up and running.
Ensuring the impact of our projects can last into the future. It means that while we’re planning, implementing and closing a project, we’ve got our eyes on the future.
This is a slightly mechanical term that simply stands for the people we serve. Those who benefit from the project. Those whose lives we are working to change profoundly.
Sometimes there are direct (or primary) and indirect (or secondary) beneficiaries.
Direct beneficiary simply means the number of people directly involved and benefitting from the project. For example receiving training, food aid, or school fee support.
Indirect beneficiaries are all the people who may not be directly involved, but whose lives are still touched by the project.
ADRA GLOBAL NETWORK
What does ADRA stand for?
ADRA Kenya is part of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) international network, operating in more than 120 countries. Here in Kenya, we’ve been changing the lives of people in need for over 25 years, touching the lives of more than one million people.
Our main focus is changing the lives of people in need so profoundly, they are able to help themselves and create positive change around them – this is how we understand long-term development.
We also assist those caught in natural and man-made disasters – this is how we define short-term disaster relief. In everything we do, the key word for us is “need,” not ethnic, religious, or political association.
Being a faith-based NGO, we believe that our work brings a foretaste of the goodness of God’s kingdom to everyone we serve. As our name suggests, we are affiliated with the Seventh-Day Adventist church.
Why do you work where you work?
We work on changing the lives of people in need so profoundly they are able to help themselves and create a positive change around them. So what we look for is the greatest need and potential for the greatest impact. Also, it is very often the case that donors specify where they prefer their money to be used. Our easy to use help you navigate around Kenya and to our projects!
I see you’re affiliated with the SDA Church, does that mean you only work with Adventists?
No. We work with people regardless of their tribe, race, religion, gender, and location. We just see people!
If I want to donate, can I?
Of course! And we’re excited that you want to change lives with us. Just click on the Donate button. You can also read about our life-changing projects and see where you can make an impact.
I’m loving what you do, how can I become more involved?
These are some of the ways you can partner with us. You can:
- + Become an ADRA Prayer Warrior
- + Donate to our mission
- + Join our team
- + Signup to recieve our ADRA Newsletter
What makes your organization different?
We don’t just put our values on a piece of paper. Rather, you can see them in the way we hire and evaluate people, in the way we conduct our board meetings or in the way our website is designed. We also take pride in the way we approach the people we work with. We call it serious community engagement and you can read more about it